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Starkey town board 01/07/10

Meeting: Starkey town board met for one and one quarter hours Jan. 7.
Attendance: All board members were present. One member of the public was in the audience.
Action:  A proposed fireworks permit was discussed with councilman Bill Holgate asking if there is anything more generic. Councilman Jim Ritter noted most of the permits are issued to professional fireworks display companies. Code enforcement Officer Brian Quackenbush said someone has to be designated to issue the permit and town Clerk Sue Crans added the town must make sure state penal law regarding fireworks is followed. Following the discussion, The board decided to remain with the current permit system in the town.
• Highway Superintendent Louis Seeley said a landowner on Cotton Road would like to close off the road. Seeley said he did not want the town to give up the road because the area might be developed at some time in the future.
Discussion without action: The board heard an update on the Health  and Wellness project from coordinator Lauren Snyder. She said the group will soon be talking about goals going out 10 to 15 years, commenting, This is going to be a long-term deal.” Snyder said funding for the project is expected for the next six years. She outlined the three focus areas of the project which include physical, social and economic areas. Each of these will have $2,000 available for mini-grants. Snyder said a grant has already been awarded for the Scottish Festival which is slated on September 18. Another upcoming project being discussed by the economic development focus group a store that would feature items made in the project area. Snyder said the farmers’ market in Dundee will be open again for its second year during the harvest season, possibly with expanded hours of operation.
Upcoming meetings: Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the town hall on Seneca Street in Dundee. 
 


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